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Old Sep 22, 2010, 5:33 PM   #11
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Hi Chuck, there are many ways to go about it and I wouldn't be doing anything special. Personally I would choose aperture priority or manual exposure but even P is OK with a superzoom camera. The main aspects are going to be where you focus, how much zoom you use and how you compose your shots. Changing any of these will change the look of the photo.

Let's take the focal length you use. You can compose your main subject pretty much the same at many different focal lengths, but what it does to the background will change. As you use a longer focal length (zoom in) you will compress the background as you are looking at a narrower field of view, but you can still frame the main subject the same by moving back.

I would just play around, look at the world in a way that you wouldn't usually see it. I'm often found laying or sitting on the floor or using my 6'6" height to its full advantage.
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Mark - 6'6"!?!?
You are big into photography - that puts you head and shoulder above my skills!!
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 5:54 PM   #13
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Mark - 6'6"!?!?
You are big into photography - that puts you head and shoulder above my skills!!
Well I'm big, and like photography a little bit

My wife and I make a good team, I get all the high angles and she gets the low ones as she is only 5" tall LOL. Not wishing to steal the thread but this is our crazy height/size difference.
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Neat!


Ok - back to instructions.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 7:34 PM   #15
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How would i set up the camera for these tight shots,,mode etc
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How about this? What if you'd stood to stage left of the barrels and with a wide aperture took a clear pic of them with the engine in the background? we wouldn't want the sky behind as then they'd only be a silhouette.

Your question is a good one. The answer is try lots. small dof. plenty dof. funny angles. close-ups. wide-angle close-ups with lots of visual distortion. cull the bad. display the good. i'd suggest going thru your picasa set and delete the less successful pictures. just leave examples of your best work.

i hope my editting your pic is ok. there isn't much to work from after they get reduced for web display.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 8:39 PM   #16
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Tks guys for all the tips
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